MORE than 600 Covid-related deaths have now been recorded in Tendring.

There were an additional 93 Covid cases reported in the district on Tuesday, bringing the total for the past week to 592 - an increase of 19.6 per cent on the previous week.

The infection rate now stands at 376.6 per 100,000 people.

There have been two deaths - within 28 days of a positive Covid test - in Tendring in the past week.

The total number of deaths now stands at 601.

There were 22 patients admitted in East Suffolk and North Essex in the seven days to September 27 - a decrease of 8.3 per cent on the previous week.

Four in five people in Tendring have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.